In the present work, the photochemical oxidation of 2-chlorophenol aqueous solutions in a batch recycle photochemical reactor using ultraviolet irradiation and hydrogen peroxide was studied. Specifically, the effect of hydrogen peroxide initial concentration (0-10316 mg L-1) and 2-chlorophenol initial concentration (150-3000 mg L-1) was examined. The process was attended via total organic carbon (TOC), 2-chlorophenol, chloride ion, acetic acid, formic acid and pH measurements. The conversion of 2-chlorophenol observed was always much higher than the corresponding total organic carbon removal, whereas the increase in hydrogen peroxide amount in the solution led to higher values of 2-chlorophenol conversion and total organic carbon removal. Finally, the photo-Fenton reaction was applied to the oxidation of 2-chlorophenol, leading to a higher degree of mineralization of the parent compound.
- Chlorinated compounds
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Engineering
- Environmental Chemistry
- Waste Management and Disposal
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis